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Troubleshooting Acoustic Guitar Recordings | Podcast

Expert Tracking & Mixing Tips By Mike Senior
Published August 2020
Miking up an acoustic guitarPhoto: Neil Rogers

Mike Senior delves into some of the most common troubleshooting tasks when dealing with acoustic guitar recordings at mixdown, and shares his own favourite processing fixes.

Show Notes


Multi-miking acoustic guitar00:00 - Introduction
01:13 - Unwanted subsonics
04:16 - Undesirable resonances
08:20 - Pick noise
10:34 - Fret noise
12:35 - Overbearing percussive components
14:32 - Conclusion


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This month's episode features audio examples from the following productions:

Ben Carrigan: 'We'll Talk About It All Tonight'

The Wrong'uns: 'Rothko'

Tom McKenzie: 'Directions'

Fergessen: 'Nos Palpitants'

Qupe: 'Ayni Nehirde'

The Long Wait: 'Dark Horses'

Bolz & Knecht: 'Summertime' & 'Matteo'

Mike Senior headshot photo.Presenter: Mike Senior — Biog

Mike Senior is a professional audio engineer, regular SOS contributor, and author of the best-selling books Mixing Secrets For The Small Studio and Recording Secrets For The Small Studio. He runs the Cambridge-MT educational resources site (including the web's largest free multitrack download library) and hosts two monthly independent podcasts, Project Studio Tea Break and the Cambridge-MT Patrons Podcast.

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